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Horn Book Magazine — November/December 2017

Table of Contents Features “An Interview with Kishonna L. Gray” by Elissa Gershowitz An expert in game studies and comparative media studies discusses the need for diverse games, diverse books, diverse everything. Columns Editorial “No Ordinary Gift” by Roger Sutton We need to support libraries responsibly, equitably, and enthusiastically. Foreign Correspondence “Beyond the ‘Four Fs’: […]

From The (Ghoulish) Guide: Horn BOO!

  In addition to Boo Who? and Creepy Pair of Underwear, reviewed in the September/October 2017 issue, here are nine new picture books our staff thinks are unboolievably right for Halloween reading. Clickard, Carrie  Magic for Sale 32 pp.     Holiday     2017     ISBN 978-0-8234-3559-3 e-book ISBN 978-0-8234-3910-2 K–3  Illustrated by John Shelley. In a story told […]

Books mentioned in the October 2017 issue of Nonfiction Notes from the Horn Book

Harvest and agriculture Eliot, Hannah  Carrots Like Peas: And Other Fun Facts Illustrated by Aaron Spurgeon Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Little Simon     2015 Trade ISBN 978-1-4814-3541-3 Paperback ISBN 978-1-4814-3540-6 Ebook ISBN 978-1-4814-3542-0 Food Matters series Felix, Rebecca  Eating Ethically Gr. 4–6, middle school      48 pp.     ABDO/Core Library     2015 Library binding ISBN 978-1-62403-861-7 Laine, Carolee  Food […]

Photographers

Aronson, Marc and Budhos, Marina  Eyes of the World: Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the Invention of Modern Photojournalism High school     294 pp.     Holt This biography begins with the D-Day landing, then flashes back and follows Capa and Taro through the development of photojournalism, including their documentation of the Spanish Civil War. Carefully selected and […]

Extreme weather

Arnosky, Jim  Frozen Wild: How Animals Survive in the Coldest Places on Earth Gr. 4–6     32 pp.     Sterling How do animals survive the piercing cold and ice of winter? Arnosky invites readers to learn with his signature combination of detailed pencil sketches, colorful paintings, and a conversational narrative. Foldout spreads reveal Arctic and Antarctic animals […]

Harvest and agriculture

Eliot, Hannah  Carrots Like Peas: And Other Fun Facts Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Little Simon Illustrated by Aaron Spurgeon. Did You Know? series. Loosely linking quirky, random facts about food, Eliot begins on the farm (“Carrots and peas help each other grow”). The conversational text then samples “movie foods” (popcorn, candy), ice cream (and “brain […]

Fascinating facts

Bradford, Wade  Around the World in a Bathtub: Bathing All Over the Globe Gr. K–3     32 pp.     Charlesbridge Illustrated by Micha Archer. Children worldwide react the same way to bathtime, according to this gently humorous and engaging look at different bathing rituals. The familiar scenario — in which a child evades with “No, no!” while […]

Our universe

Bellisario, Gina  To Mars! Illustrated by Mike Moran Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Millbrook Bellisario, Gina  To Planet Earth! Illustrated by Paula Becker Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Millbrook Bellisario, Gina  To the Stars! Illustrated by Mike Moran Gr. K–3     24 pp.    Millbrook Shepherd, Jodie  To the Moon! Illustrated by Mike Byrne Gr. K–3     24 pp.     Millbrook […]